HOUSTON – The Landry’s organization, which owns four Golden Nugget casino hotels and 500 restaurants, is planning a 30-story hotel and conference center adjacent to its corporate headquarters on Loop 610 in Houston.
The 9-acre site already includes Landry’s headquarters building and a Rolls Royce and Bentley auto dealership controlled by Landry’s chairman and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta.
The Landry’s organization has filed a variance application with the City of Houston related to its proposal to widen the two-lane Hollyhurst Street on the east side of the parcel.
Swamplot.com and Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle reported on the development late last week, but there has been no announcement from Landry’s. The project is located at 1600 West Loop, on the west side of the freeway and just north of San Felipe and about a mile from The Galleria mall.
Documents filed with the city indicate that two smaller buildings, possibly restaurants, are planned along the freeway frontage. Landry’s is the owner and operator of 500 eateries, including more than 40 unique brands such as Landry’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Morton’s The Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mastro’s Restaurants and Rainforest Café.
Landry’s chairman Tilman Fertitta, through various wholly-owned affiliates, operates four Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos which are located in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, Biloxi, Mississippi and Atlantic City, New Jersey. A fifth Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino will open later this year in Lake Charles, La. The 2,400-room Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in considered one of the premier properties in the Fremont Street Experience area, also known as downtown.
Landry’s also has an entertainment arm with attractions including the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry’s and its affiliated businesses generated over $2.7 billion in revenues in 2013.